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Statement regarding staff strike on 03/12/13
The SRC wishes to make students aware that a second day of action has been called by UCU, UNISON and Unite to take place on the 3rd of December. At the time of writing, negotiations are continuing between representatives from the unions and universities. The SRC hopes that the outcome of the current talks will be positive, signalling the end of industrial action, as the SRC continues to recognise that all staff at all levels in HE Institutions should be properly remunerated. If the strike does go ahead then the SRC will continue to support the aims of the strike and we reiterate that we recognise strike action as a valid, ultimate, means of protest where staff are being unfairly remunerated.
The SRC was angered at the shockingly poor quality of communication from the University regarding the strike on 31st October. While we recognise that staff need not inform students if classes are going to be cancelled we would like to thank all the staff who did notify any class changes to students in advance. Moreover, the SRC has conveyed students’ (and our own) frustration about communication regarding the closure of the library to the University and we have been reassured these messages will be more effectively communicated in the future. We recognise that students may be more severely affected by the strike this time as deadlines and exams are close upon us so we ask that those striking will do what they can to minimise any disruption to students.
The SRC also notes that there is a University of Glasgow graduation taking place on the 3rd of December. We will be asking the University how it intends to ensure that graduation will go ahead without a hitch and we ask that that those on the picket lines are respectful of students graduating and their families who will be entering campus to celebrate this occasion.
20/11/13 – Welfare Week 2013: 25th-29th November
This November, the SRC have organised lots of activities to help you get through exams.
Exams are tough on any student so we have a programme of events to give you exam tips, relieve stress or even provide you with an excuse for a wee bit of procrastination – all for a good cause of course.
Have a look at what we have going on and get yourself along to a few of our events. There are events running each day of the week as well as events running all week, from free gym access to exam technique sessions to first aid workshops.
18/11/13 – Nominations for Student Teaching Awards Open
Nominations are now open for the 2013/14 Student Teaching Awards.
The Student Teaching Awards give you the chance to nominate those staff who have made a real difference to your time here at Glasgow. They may be a lecturer, your advisor of studies, a postgrad who leads tutorials or a member of support staff among others. Tell us why you think they deserve an award.
You can find out more and nominate here:
Nominations close on the 17th of February 2014 and the winners announced on the 13th of March 2014.
5/11/13 – Late night opening times pilot
On Thursday 7 November and Thursday 5 December, student services across the university will be piloting late night opening. On these nights, services will be extending their opening times from 1700 to 2000 to providing support to students until late.
The SRC & University Welcome point, SRC Advice Centre and Student Volunteer Support Service will all be open late and you will be able to access the full range of SRC services.
Can’t make it in during normal hours to hand in affiliations & grants forms, volunteering & PVG forms, make minibus bookings or access our photocopying & binding service? No problem, we will be able to help you with all of these during late opening nights. We will be happy to answer questions and sign post you to services which can help with your enquiry.
You will also be able to discuss various volunteering opportunities with the Student Volunteering Coordinator and submit volunteering applications, or visit the SRC Advice Centre which provides information, advice and representation for students at the University of Glasgow.
The SRC Advice Centre provides information, advice and representation for students at the University of Glasgow.
If you’re having trouble with your landlord, or are unsure how to apply for council tax exemption, or maybe you’re having money problems or don’t think you deserved that ‘C-‘ for your last essay; the Advice Centre is here to help you with all of this and a lot more.
It’s run by the SRC, so it’s free, it’s confidential and it’s independent of the University
For more information and advice, check out the Advice Centre pages
Student Volunteering Support Service
SVSS offers students the opportunity to gain ‘more than a degree’ through volunteering across a number of different projects in Glasgow and abroad. From helping out in classrooms as a teaching assistant, to befriending people in care homes, helping homeless people in Glasgow or working with aid groups in Africa (plus a whole lot more in between), Projects are officially recognised by the University of Glasgow and students have the option to have this recorded on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when they graduate.
For more information on the volunteering opportunities available, check out the Student Volunteering Support Service pages.
Other student services
For more information about other student services taking part in the late opening hours pilot, the University has posted information here: Late night openings (pilot)
Statement regarding staff strike on 31/10/13
GUSRC believe that staff at all levels in HE Institutions (both academic and non academic) should be properly remunerated.
The final offer of 1% through the Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education is derisory and would mean pay for staff in higher institutions has fallen by 13% in real terms since 2008.
We recognise that strike action is a valid means of protest where staff believe they are being unfairly treated and note that the three Unions have received a democratic mandate from their members to call this strike.
However we call on University Management and the three Unions to ensure the potential impact on students is minimised. To this end we have been meeting with the University and the UCU to ensure that disruption to the daily life of students is minimised however we understand where it will be unsafe, buildings may not be open. We sincerely hope that any staff who miss any allocated teaching as a result of the strike will ensure that the lecture or seminar is re-scheduled to ensure students do not miss the content entirely.
We have taken the decision to issue this statement in support of the aims of the strike to ensure the long term future of Higher Education in Britain is fair for all those who study, research, teach and support the primary functions of a University.
30/10/13 – Advice Centre closed tomorrow
The Advice Centre will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 31st October. We will resume normal hours of 11:30am – 4pm on Friday.
For information and advice on accommodation, council tax, employment and academic issues to name a few, check out the Advice Centre section.
If you would like to contact The Advice Centre, please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
24/10/13 – Autumn Election results
The results of the SRC Autumn 2013 elections were announced at 6.30pm, 24th October.
Head on over to the SRC Autumn Elections 2013 – Winners page to see the full list of results and the names of all 22 candidates elected in 18 constituencies.
Thanks to everyone who took part and congratulations to those elected!
For more information about the Autumn 2013 elections, check out the SRC Autumn 2013 Election pages.
24/10/13 – Autumn Election voting now open
Voting is now open in the SRC Autumn Elections 2013.
You can vote online from any computer at glasgowstudent.net/vote between 9am and 5pm on Thursday 24th October. You can also vote at the Welcome Point iPads in the John McIntyre Building as well as at election kiosk PCs in the foyers of the QMU and GUU.
The election results will be held in Room 201, John McIntyre Building at approximately 6.30pm, Thursday 24th October.
To view the list of candidates, visit the Candidates List – Autumn 2013 section.
Manifestos for candidates in all 18 constituencies up for election are available here:Election Manifestos – Autumn 2013. All positions have one post available unless otherwise stated.
22/10/13 – 70 extra Class Rep Training spaces added
As of Tuesday 22nd October 2013 the SRC has added 70 new spaces across all remaining class rep training courses from today.
To sign up now for the class rep training, please visit the Class Rep Training signup on the Student Voice website (login with your GUID account).
To find out more about becoming a Class Rep, check out the Class Rep section of the website.
21/10/13 – Undergraduate Class Rep Training Fully Booked
All available undergraduate class rep training sessions are fully booked as of Monday 21st October 2013. We are working to add more capacity as soon as possible. We will announce when these are added on our Facebook and Twitter.
To find out more about becoming a Class Rep, check out the Class Rep section of the website.